Confirmation Ministry


Ages 6th - 8th Grade

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Confirmation Update

March 20, 2022

by Deaconess Katie Freund


Dear confirmation families, we did it. 

It was a (sometimes hectic) year of learning on the fly and adapting to changing conditions, but my prayer is that you were able to see just how rewarding our hard work was for the faith lives of our students. Not only was this the first year for our 6th graders as they started confirmation, but this was the first year our 7th graders were able to meet as a group in person! The greater family of the Holy Cross congregation really should be proud of the caliber of kids we have among us. While this year still wasn’t “business as usual” we still had kids faithfully showing up and participating fully. 


Thank you so much to our small group leaders! You made this year possible!


Save the date: June 26 - July 1, "Campfirmation" retreat dates at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL. More details to come!

PADS Volunteer Opportunity


At Holy Cross we strongly value the church’s call to serve our neighbor. In the past serving others in the community has been an integral part of confirmation. We had the chance to resume working with PADS Lake County again in early 2022 and we would like to thank everyone that volunteered and assisted in packing PADS lunches! We have wrapped up for this session but we will resume again during the next Confirmation session.


Questions? Contact Deaconess Katie Freund, Director of Early Faith Formation at

Confirmation DVD Lending Library

Our Confirmation electives program has begun building a lending library that students and families may use for completing requirements within that program but we would like to make the films available to all for summer viewing. If you are interested in borrowing one of our DVD’s, please contact the church office at or (847) 367-4060. Films can be loaned for 2 weeks.

The following common elective DVDs are available:


- Different Drummers

- Facing The Giants

- Luther (2003) movie

- Soul Surfer

- Brooklyn Castle

- Akeelah and the Bee

- War with Grandpa

- Freedom Writers

- Coach Carter

- Chronicles of Narnia; The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

- Uncle Nino